On Thursday, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act, which ensures criminals who murder or attempt to murder law enforcement officers face justice for their crimes.
Prior to the vote, Bucshon spoke on the House floor honoring the sacrifices made by law enforcement and urging support of H.R. 115.
Bucshon’s speech can be viewed here: https://goo.gl/j8XLD6 and the full text as delivered is included below:
Mr. Speaker, law enforcement across this country go to work every day to serve and protect our communities.
These brave men and women risk everything to keep our communities and our families safe and secure
And they do it selflessly.
I recently attended a ceremony in Putnam County Indiana honoring the service and sacrifice of the Indiana State Police officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
And yesterday, I was at the White House with Vice President Pence to recognize the dedication of the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police and remember the service of the late Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Koontz of Howard County, who was killed in the line of duty.
Events like these are somber reminders of what these heroes who stand on the thin blue line, and their families, sacrifice on our behalf.
We should all be grateful.
Mr. Speaker, this legislation ensures that officers who fall in the line of duty, and their families, receive the justice they deserve.
I urge all of my colleagues to support this legislation that confirms that the United States Congress stands behind our law enforcement.